Lost in Africa / Kidnappet

Vibeke Muasya (DK, 2010)

Kidnappet (Vibeke Muasya, DK, 2010)
Foto: Rolf Konow

Simon,11, a black adopted boy and soccer enthusiast, travels with his Danish mother to his country of origin, Kenya. Soon after arriving, Simon loses his beloved soccer ball. When he tries to find it, he gets lost in the biggest city-slum in Africa. With his trendy shoes and fancy clothes, he clearly stands out, but after he gets mugged, he soon looks like any other African boy. When Simon's mom, Susanne, goes to the media promising a reward for getting her son back, Simon is suddenly a hunted boy in the alleyways of the slum¿he now needs all the help he can get from his new friends.

CategoryDK/Feature - Children's films

Basic information

Danish titleKidnappet
Other titlesBorte i Afrika, Lost i Afrika
DirectorVibeke Muasya
ScreenplayVibeke Muasya
Director of PhotographyAlexander Gruszynski
Production designerAnna Asp
Danish theatrical release07.10.2010
Production countryDenmark
Duration92 min.
Production companySF Film Production ApS
International saleLevelK / Gammel Kongevej 137 / Over gården, 3. / DK-1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11

Full credits

Direction
Vibeke MuasyaDirection
Ezekiel Onyango1st assistant director: Kenya
Karin Trolle1st assistant director: Kenya
Robert AgengoCasting: Kenya
Jette TermannCasting, children: Kenya
Steve Mukora2nd assistant director: Kenya
Betty KimaniContinuity: Kenya
Carol MidimoAssistant director: Kenya
John AdoliAssistant director: Kenya
Arastao "Aha" MareeCreative supervisor: Kenya
Tonny RimwahExtras coordinator: Kenya
T. K. KitanaExtras coordinator: Kenya
Lillyan OyugiExtras coordinator: Kenya
Martin Kildegaard Hem1st assistant director
Sedsel AndersenContinuity
Script
Nikolaj ScherfigDramaturge
Production
Karoline LethProducer
Michael FleischerExecutive producer
Stinna LassenPre-production: Kenya
Margaret WanjiruPre-production: Kenya
Bernard "Bobo" SafariUnit manager: Kenya
Martin MugambiUnit manager assistant: Kenya
Tonny RimwahLocation manager: Kenya
T. K. KitanaAssistant location manager: Kenya
William "Bangkok" OgutuSafety coordinator: Kenya
Irene WambuiProduction assistant: Kenya
Lillyan OyugiProduction assistant: Kenya
Naomi KarinaProduction assistant: Kenya
Nairobi Yusuf DualeProduction assistant: Kenya
Karin TrolleProduction manager
Andreas HjortdalProduction assistant
Christine PallisgaardProduction assistant
Senia DremstrupProduction assistant
Melek CaglarProduction assistant
Karin TrollePost-producton coordinator
Fredrik ZanderPost-production
Rodrigo VillalobosTechnical coodinator
John ThorstenssonTechnical coodinator
Cinematography
Alexander GruszynskiCinematography
Johan PhillipsSteadicam operator: Kenya
Greg MagidowCinematographer: Kenya
John MungaiCinematographer: Kenya
Mike ChegeClapper/loader: Kenya
Wilfred KiumiVideo assistant: Kenya
Sam EtiangVideo assistant: Kenya
Sammy MainaVideo assistant: Kenya
Mutahi NjeruVideo assistant: Kenya
Kim Høgh MikkelsenDirector of cinematography: 2. unit
Tao Adler1st assistant camera
Thue Garde Finnich1st assistant camera
Kenneth Clausen1st assistant camera
Søren PedersenClapper/loader
Peter KiokoKey grip: Kenya
Lee MbuguaGrip assistant: Kenya
Paul AtoniGrip assistant: Kenya
Tobias JogaGrip assistant: Kenya
Gabriel OliloGrip assistant: Kenya
Leonard MuliGrip assistant: Kenya
Peter JumaGrip assistant: Kenya
Stills
Rolf KonowStills
Electrical dept.
Kristian BergströmGaffer: Kenya
George MbuguaBest boy: Kenya
Anthony WachiraAssistant lighting technician: Kenya
Harun KariukiAssistant lighting technician: Kenya
Mads KøngerskovAssistant lighting technician: Kenya
Aske WagnerAssistant lighting technician
Editing
Anja FarsigB-editor
Line JensenAssistant editor
Rasmus HøgdallAssistant editor
Benjamin BinderupTrailer editor
Music
Production design
Anna AspProduction design
Naia BarrenecheaArt director: Kenya
Hatibu KellySet dresser: Kenya
Collins OtienoProperty assistant: Kenya
Francis WambuaProperty assistant: Kenya
Beatrice Miriam AnyangoProperty assistant: Kenya
Peter MungaiSet modelling: Kenya
Simone Grau RoneySet dresser
Karsten HolstSet dresser
Casper NilssonProperty assistant
Simon IversenProperty assistant
Wardrobe
Manon RasmussenWardrobe
Sophie OprisanuCostumes: Kenya
Charles Muli MutisoCostume assistant: Kenya
Stephanie KonchellahCostume assistant: Kenya
Makeup
Gillianne ObasoMakeup artist: Kenya
Maureen ShikuMakeup assistant: Kenya
Louise Hauberg NielsenMakeup artist
Sound
Henric AnderssonSound engineer
Patrik StrömdahlSound engineer
Mark KiharaBoom operator: Kenya
Peter SchultzSound recordist
Henning WedegeBoom operator
John NielsenBoom operator
Linda DalinCoordinator
Nicklas LindhDialogue editor
Carl EdströmSound effects
Jonas JanssonSound effects
Patrik StrömdahlSound effects
Lucas NilssonFoley artist
Lars RasmussenSound assistant
Per Dybdal JensenSound assistant
Visual effects
Rasmus LangeGraphic design
Mats HolmgrenColorist
Jonas PeterssonScan and conform
Olle PeterssonVisual effects
Oskar LarssonVisual effects
Stunt
Charles KemberoStunt coordinator: Kenya
Robinson NgugiStunt driver: Kenya
Appearance
Irene KayeriKanini
Fred OmoloMister T
Godfrey OjiamboDr. Agengo
Gilbert LukaliaPolitibetjent Ndambuki
Matthew OndiegePolitibetjent Mutuko
Eddy KimaniHotel manager
Lydia GitachuKaninis mor
Dorothy OliechDanielles veninde 1
Eunice MueniDanielles veninde 2
Kibera HamletsKibera Hamlets
William "Bangkok" OgutuVagt i natklub
Shirleen KiuraDanielle
Kevin OtienoLille vagt i natklub
Angela MusiraHeather
Felix SmithTræner Morten
Teto TutumaMasaikriger
Mburu KimaniSafari van chauffør
Elizabeth MulingeVeronica Muasya
Moses IvayoSkomager
Mukami NjiruKvinde med forkert Simon
Jomo WilsonEngelsk dreng
Pili WilsonEngelsk pige
David MulwaMand i burgerstand
Caroline MidimoKibera sygeplejerske
Rose KayetsaGammel dame
Bob OnsareGodfrey
Evans MahitiRichard
Lenny JumaPolitibetjent
Yema KhalifMandlig receptionist
Melissah OmmehKvindelig receptionist
Clavers AndayiBaby Joe
T. K. KitanaTV journalist
Mugambi NthigaJournalist 1
Lucy NjorogeJournalist 2
Christine SavaniJournalist 3
Rogers OtienoBartender
Azzuhra WairimuPige med mistet pung 1
Shirleen NjeriPige med mistet pung 2
Collins KiboenStand in for Simon Lougue Larsen
Evans OwinoStand in for Amos Odhiambo
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Youth Jury Award for Best Picture 2012 Vancouver Reel to Real Festival 2012
Special Mention, Adult Jury:
Vibeke Muasya
2012 Madrid International Film Festival for children and youth 2012
Distribution Award:
Vibeke Muasya
Vibeke Windeløv
Karoline Leth
2011 Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2011
ECFA Prize of the best European film:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2011
Best Teen Film:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Sarajevo Film Festival 2011
Honorable Mention:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Montreal Black Film Festival 2011
Camério Award - Humanitas:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2011
Amnesty Award:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Giffoni Film Festival 2011
Childrens Jury - Prize:
Vibeke Muasya
Karoline Leth
2011 Amsterdam Cinekid 2011
Golden Elephant - Best Director:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Mumbai Golden Elephant International Childrens Film Festival 2011
Special Mention - Best Movie:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Mumbai Golden Elephant International Childrens Film Festival 2011
CIFEJ prize:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2011
CIFEJ prize:
Vibeke Muasya
2011 Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2011
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Madrid International Film Festival for children and youth 26-11-2012
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 27-09-2012
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 17-04-2012
Vancouver Reel to Real Festival 13-04-2012
New York Film Society of Lincoln Center 12-04-2012
Sehpferdchen - Filmfest für die Generationen 19-02-2012
Nairobi EU Film Festival 03-12-2011
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 03-12-2011
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 21-11-2011
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 18-11-2011
Belfast Cinemagic 16-11-2011
Mumbai Golden Elephant International Childrens Film Festival 14-11-2011
Amsterdam Cinekid 12-10-2011
Chemnitz Schlingel Children's Film Festival 10-10-2011
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 25-09-2011
Busan International Kids’ Film Festival 12-08-2011
Sarajevo Film Festival 22-07-2011
Belize International Film Festival 15-07-2011
Giffoni Film Festival 12-07-2011
Munich International Film Festival 24-06-2011
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 29-05-2011
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 03-05-2011
Turnhout Open Doek Film Festival 29-04-2011
Malmö, BUFF 15-03-2011
Göteborg International Film Festival 28-01-2011
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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Press material

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LOST IN AFRICA. 1 Photo: Rolf Konow
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LOST IN AFRICA. 2 Photo: Rolf Konow
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LOST IN AFRICA. 4 Photo: Rolf Konow
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LOST IN AFRICA. 8 Photo: Rolf Konow
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LOST IN AFRICA. Portrait of director Vibeke Muasya Photo: Rolf Konow. Director Vibeke Muasya
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LOST IN AFRICA. Portrait of producer Karoline Leth Photo: Portrait of producer Karoline Leth
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Reviews and articles

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 8 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (BT - Grue, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Lind Andersen, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Information - Yde, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Vandrup, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 7 October 2010)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 7 October 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 26 April 2010)

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